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The Recruiting Sergeant

Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
+44 1603 737077
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Went for Lunch today Sunday 24 july 2016 with my daughter Lydia as ever faultless food service and venue , was hot thou , Cheers Nicols

Thank tony7870
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Well what with all this great hot weather, what better than a nice seafood meal with a nice cool beer. Fantastic choice and excellent presentation. You pay for what you get. Brilliant .Thanks Nicki and your team, But don't think I will be around for...More

Thank plod479
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

As the title states this is the fourth time I have been to the Recruiting Sergeant and its the fourth time I have been happy with the quality of the food, the ambience, and the friendly yet professional service. Put all of these things together...More

Thank Deloncommosioung
Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was our second visit, on the first we were advised to book, it is a good job we did as all the tables in the main room were reserved. Decided on a complete change of selection from extensive menu, opted for baked crab starter...More

Thank roybye
Reviewed July 23, 2016

Sat outside in the lovely courtyard. Was just about to order food but it started to rain. Unfortunately no tables were available inside. Rather than wait we left but the staff were so lovely and apologetic. We returned the following evening and whilst is was...More

Thank LandB2014
Reviewed July 21, 2016

STAYED 2 NIGHTS RECENTLY Food was superb - breakfast was good too All staff very friendly and helpful Nice patio and garden too which we used more than once No complaints re room either All in all most enjoyable stay and we would certainly go...More

Thank jim k
Reviewed July 21, 2016

My daughter and I drove the best part of a 30 mile round trip to eat here. She often makes the trip here and I can see why, although a bit excessive really. Fabulously tasty and huge portions. Lovely service too. And afterwards, a pleasant...More

Thank SussexBloke
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Having been told by the locals this was the in place to eat , we booked a table for two . On arrival the carpark was full and we struggled to park .Agood sign we thought . It then got better when Timmothy Taylors Landlord...More

Thank paul a
Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Lovely fresh home cooked food.huge portions good interesting menu .nice beer garden. Highly recomennded

Thank NorwichSam123
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Some of the best seafood I've had in ages! My girlfriend had the monkfish and I had the squid and both were beautiful. So much of it as well! They really didn't skimp on quantity.

Thank jslug123
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November 10, 2015|
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Response from gazzathenorfolkred | Reviewed this property |
Yes the do, and the staff are very helpful if required. Enjoy
Steven W
July 11, 2015|
Response from NJColchester |
Good afternoon I'm sorry to hear about your experience this lunch time, following your Facebook post I have spoken to the manager who was on duty , she feels she did apologise but was unable to pacify you.... I'm not... More
Paula B
May 18, 2015|
Response from NJColchester |
Good evening Paula The recruiting sergeant is most definitely dog friendly but it also has two areas that remain dog free at all times so if you are bringing a four legged friend with you its a good idea to let us know when... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Horstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 737077
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Award winning pub and restaurant with bedrooms situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, in Norfolk.
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